Gas stoves that require an ignition switch to light generate a small amount of electricity to ignite the gas so you can cook your food. Occasionally the ignition switch will stop working, which will prevent your cooker from working properly. Usually, when one ignition switch on your oven fails, they all fail because they are linked. 

When your ignition switch breaks it might be sparking continuously, or not sparking at all. The best course of action to replace your ignition switch is as follows:

  1. Order a replacement ignition switch/spark generator from CookerSpareParts >
  2. Make sure the power and gas supplies are disconnected from your cooker completely.
  3. Remove all the internal oven racks.
  4. Remove the bottom panel & the screws that secure the igniter. 
  5. Disconnect the igniter from the oven and set it aside for disposal.
  6. Without touching the carbide electrode, connect your new igniter to the oven.
  7. Position the igniter so it sits in the same place as the old one.
  8. Re-install the bottom panel and secure everything back down using the screws you removed earlier.
  9. Put your oven rack back into the oven.
  10. Turn the gas and electric supply back on & check your new igniter is working.

If this doesn't resolve the problem we recommend getting in touch with your oven manufacturers. To browse a range of spare parts for your cooker, or to contact us for more help with replacing your ignition switch, click the button below:

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